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Angela Hecimovic

Angela Hecimovic

BEcon(Hons) Sydney; PhD Macq.; GCHEd Sydney
Lecturer

Rm 345
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 8614
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
angela.hecimovic@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Angela is a Lecturer and has worked within the Discipline of Accounting since 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree (1st Class Honours) from The University of Sydney and has completed a PhD in 2017 which focused on ‘Assurance of Natural Resource Management’. Angela completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2017 continuing her expertise in teaching both UG and PG audit units and research across Auditing, Non-Financial Assurance and more recently WIL and assessment design. Prior to academia, Angela worked in Telecommunications and was an Auditor at Coopers & Lybrand (PwC).

Research Interests

Angela’s research focus covers a range of audit and assurance issues aimed at improving our understanding of the assurance practice. Her earlier research focused on Australian Auditing Standard setting process which was tabled at an AUASB meeting, to more recently examining non-financial information (NFI) reporting and assurance in both developing country and public sector context. Her PhD specifically focused on assurance of natural resource management, framed around the key elements of assurance practice utilising a longitudinal case study with data collected from multiple sources, contributing to contemporary NFI private and public sectors audit and assurance literatures. Angela has recently been selected to collaborate on a number of audit research projects specifically on audit teams and data analytics given her links to audit practitioners. Angela is a keen mentor to PG auditing students and is interested in student engagement and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) programs and how assessment design promotes graduate employment ready skills. This interest has culminated in her leading a research project on WIL and PG auditing students.

Angela is continually seeking opportunities to build her research profile and is keen to continue her work with colleagues across institutions, in addition to opportunities with audit practitioners, the audit profession and the AUASB. Angela is currently working with PwC and EY both in creating teaching resources for students and in research grant projects seeking to understand how audit team attributes/functions promote audit quality. Methodologically, Angela is interested in the richness and complexity of case studies utilising interview processes, but is also broadening her methods to survey instruments. Angela continues to be involved with the audit profession, and in 2017 broadened her teaching context to teaching teachers about recent audit developments on behalf of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

2018

4
Journal Article/s

Egan M, Murthy V and Hecimovic A 2018 Forthcoming 'Integrating the Dalai Lama’s virtue ethical teachings in the workplace', Journal of Corporate Citizenship

2017

7
Thesis

Hecimovic A 2017 'Assurance of Natural Resource Management: A Case Study', Discipline of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University, Australia

2016

4
Journal Article/s

Hossain MM, Alam M, Hecimovic A, Alamgir Hossain M and Choudhury Lema A 2016 'Contributing barriers to corporate social and environmental responsibility practices in a developing country: A stakeholder perspective', Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, vol.7:2, pp. 319-46 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Hecimovic A and Martinov-Bennie N 2016 'The Multidisciplinary Audit Team: Diversity Challenges for Non-financial Information Assurance', American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, New York, United States, 10th August 2016

Hecimovic A and Martinov-Bennie N 2016 'The Multidisciplinary Audit Team: Diversity Challenges for Non-financial Information Assurance', 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting APIRA Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 15th July 2016

2015

4
Journal Article/s

Hossain M, Hecimovic A and Lema AC 2015 'Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Reporting Practices from an Emerging Mobile Telecommunications Market', Australian Accounting Review, vol.25:4, pp. 389-404 [Link]

Hossain M, Alam M, Islam M and Hecimovic A 2015 'Do stakeholders or social obligations drive corporate social and environmental responsibility reporting? Managerial views from a developing country', Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, vol.12:3, pp. 287-314 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Hecimovic A and Martinov-Bennie N 2015 'Audit Reporting on Non-financial Information: One Audit Two Reports', American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, United States, 12th August 2015

2014

5
Conference Paper/s

Egan M, Murthy V and Hecimovic A 2014 'Seeking to integrate ethical teachings from the Dalai Lama in the workplace', 4th Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network ABEN Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 2nd December 2014

2013

5
Conference Paper/s

Hecimovic A and Martinov Bennie N 2013 'Insights into Audit Report Development within Natural Resource Management Assurance', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference AFAANZ 2013, Perth, Australia, 9th July 2013

Hecimovic A and Martinov Bennie N 2013 'The Audit Report: Insights into Reporting and the Development of the Audit Report within Natural Resource Management Context', 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Paris, France, 8th May 2013

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Hecimovic A 2011 'Article Review: Stakeholder Inclusivity in Social and Environmental Report Assurance', The Journal of The Centre of Social and Environmental Accounting Research, vol.31:1, pp. 97

Hecimovic A and Martinov-Bennie N 2011 'The Differential Impact of the Force of Law Australian Auditing Standards', Australian Accounting Review, vol.21:2, pp. 183-92

5
Conference Paper/s

Hecimovic A and O'Neill S 2011 'Are Corporate Social Disclosures Material to Auditors/Assurors? Evidence from Annual and Sustainability Reports', 23rd International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research CSEAR 2011, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom, 9th September 2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Beck C, Hecimovic A and O'Neill S 2011 'Independent Assurance of Corporate Social Disclosure: Producing “Certificates of Comfort” or Enhancing Credibility?', Proceedings of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference 2011, Darwin, Australia, 5th July 2011

Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Guthrie J 2011 'Assurance Of Environmental Management: An Audit Framework', XV IRSPM Conference on Value, Innovation and Partnership, Dublin, Ireland, 13th April 2011

10
Report/s

Beck C, Crawford F, Hamilton-Jessop WM, Hecimovic A and Poullaos C 2011 '2010-2011 Business and Professional Ethics Group Report', The Business and Professional Ethics Group

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Martinov-Bennie N and Hecimovic A 2010 'Assurance of Australian Natural Resource Management', Public Management Review, vol.12:4, pp. 549-65

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Martinov-Bennie N and Hecimovic A 2010 'Assurance of Australian Natural Resource Management', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference APIRA 2010, Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010

Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Roebuck P 2010 'The Impact of the Force of Law Australian Auditing Standards on Small, Medium and Large Audit Firms', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference 2010, Christchurch, New Zealand, 6th July 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Hecimovic A 2009 'Article Review: Perceived Stakeholder Influences and Organisations’ use of environmental audits', Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, vol.29:1, pp. 33

Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Roebuck P 2009 'The Force of Law: Australian Auditing Standards and Their Impact on the Auditing Profession', Australian Accounting Review, vol.19:1, pp. 1-10

5
Conference Paper/s

Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Guthrie J 2009 'Assurance of Australian Natural Resource Management: Environmental Audit Framework', 1st International Conference on Sustainable Management of Public and Not For Profit Organisations SMOG 2009, University of Bologna, Forli, Italy, 3rd July 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Martinov-Bennie N, Hecimovic A and Roebuck P 2009 'The Impact of the Force of Law Australian Auditing Standards on Small, Medium and Large Audit Firms', 21st Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues 2009, Las Vegas, United States, 25th November 2009

2008

5
Conference Paper/s

Martinov-Bennie N, Roebuck P and Hecimovic A 2008 'The Force of Law Australian Auditing Standards and their Impact on the Auditing Profession', 2008 AFAANZ/IAAER Conference, Sydney, Australia, 8th July 2008 [Link]

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Hecimovic A, Martinov-Bennie N and Roebuck P 2008 'The Introduction of Legally Enforceable Auditing Standards and their Impact on the Auditing Profession in Australia', 20th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Paris, France, 12th November 2008 [Link]

Selected grants

Recent Units Taught

  • ACCT6007 Contemporary Issues in Auditing

    2017: S1, S2,
    2016: S1, S2,

  • BUSS2100 Business Placement A (Internship)

    2018: Int Mar,
    2017: S2, SS,

  • BUSS6500 Commerce Internship

    2017: S2,

  • BUSS6500 Industry Placement

    2018: Int Mar,

Newsroom articles

  • Beyond the HSC 01 Nov 2015

    SSC Encompass Magazine

    Angela Hecimovic was mentioned in an article from Santa Sabina College's Encompass Magazine on career advice for HSC students.

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Videos

Angela Hecimovic and Robert Morley, lecturers of Discipline of Accounting, the University of Sydney Business School, share their experience of using Turnitin.

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The University of Sydney Business School's Associate Professor Rosina Mladenovic and Lecturer Angela Hecimovic discuss what lecturers need to be - organised, masters of delivery, respectful of students and responsive, approachable, fostering of a spirit of enquiry, good-humoured.

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First in a series of masterclass discussions on accounting, this session includes Professor Ken Trotman of the Australian School of Business, UNSW, and Angela Hecimovic from the USYD Business School.

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